Miao Grace Wang

Miao Grace  Wang
Miao Grace WangMarquette University

O'Brien Hall, 240L

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7310
Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Economics

Dr. Wang joined Marquette University in 2003 after earning her PhD in Economics at the University of Oregon. Her area of expertise is in applied international economics, primarily related to international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) issues. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the determinants of FDI as well as macroeconomic impacts of FDI in host countries. She teaches international trade courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in addition to undergraduate econometrics and principles of economics. 

Dr. Wang is on the Board of Editors of International Advances in Economic Research and Economics and Finance Research. She is also a research associate for the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003
  • M.S., Economics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2001

Professional Interests

  • Economic Development
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • International Trade
  • Technical Efficiency

Selected Publications

Wang, Miao and Hong Zhuang (2019) “How do Firms in the Private Sector Perceive Constraints to Doing Business in China?” Global Economic Review: Perspectives on East Asian Economies and Industries, 48: 113-143.

Wang, Miao, Yin, Haiyan, Yang, Jiawen and Hong Zhuang (2019). “Bank Efficiency and Regional Economic Growth: Evidence from China”. Annals of Economics and Finance, 20: 661-689.

Wang, Miao, Wong, M.C. Sunny and Jim Granato (2015) “International Comovement of Economic Fluctuations: A Spatial Analysis”. World Development, 67: 186–201.

Wang, Miao, Wong, M.C. Sunny and Shalendra Sharma (2014). “FDI Location and the Relevance of Spatial Linkages: Evidence from Provincial and Industry FDI in China”. Review of International Economics, 22:86-104.

Wang, Miao, Wong, M.C. Sunny and Jim Granato (2013). “The Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on International Migration: Does Education Matter?” World Economy, 36: 537-562.

Honors and Awards

  • Summer Faculty Fellowship and Regular Research Grant, Marquette University
  • Summer Miles Research Grant, College of Business Administration, Marquette University
  • International Trade and Development Fellowship, Oregon University System, 2002